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iW OREGON. STATESMAN, Salecu Oregon, Friday Morning, September 80, 1932
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"HoddU," U Uu-t-Ufe, tru-to grid,
iraa Mrtal ttory: s - . ; i.
' , By FRANCIS WALLACE 4
J' CHAPTER. 1 ' -v- ,
:,Ted. Wynne's, decision to. leave
the .'ateel mill and to college
- had 'caused minor 'sensation In
f ttae small town of Bellport. . "
(v; Hit lather wa.s stoutly opposed?
goi.you a-cood Job in thd
, mill ) you're the youngest foreman
the'rer-and. yon-want' to quit and'
J3a an educated tool; f one of tbetn
;.i7hIt'o. collared lui3.tob good to do
, : m 'boAestday't work with. -their
hands.. The mllr is good enough
Tor the. and it's gOcd enough for
you." If you leare youll get no help
".His' mother did ot understand.
- tut she wag' sympathetic.
"All I want Is for you to make
a man of yourself, boy. It's up to
.t)u.-If you think you should-do
; this I have confidence In you.
'She talked r to , her . husband.
' He'll hare a better chance, John
lie's a smart boy and a good boy.
Think of all the hard work you've
ilone: long hours: hot weather:
flfht turn and you never leave
the ' house that I'm ' not -afraid
r .t-voull pet hurt."
Bar Roth had laughed. 1 ,
i ' It s a break for me. I was
wondering bow I'd ever get rid of
'You're holding up fine,"! he
had answered. "I was afraid
v.ould have a crying woman on my
"So long. Ambitious. If I send
you any candy "
V "I'll look for arsenic."
Barb was 17, a high school sen
-t, financially and spiritually in
dependent. Their brief friendship
'.-ad been founded on dancing and
J:ved on wise cracks: but knowing
Barb had sent Ted Wynne to col
He had been thinking of going;
t;. Iking of It; but it might never
-ve happened had he not met
inrb. Behind their levity he had
crlous thoughts: thoughts of
uilrriage and family. He could not
:T3 a future in the steel business
"If you can get Out, do it while
vru're young," Henry McArdle,
: :-2 general foreman; had told him.
7a practical fellows never get be-
nd-these Jobs; the corporation
' bringing young engineers out of
cllege and training them to be-
cme executives.- There won t be
;-.-y more Farrells."
' Cen Hazeltlne, his superintend
i t. had spoken frankly.
Ted, you weren't fashioned for
; mill man. Don t mistake me
would always do a good Job;
i. .t it doesn't consume you. If
rou are fixed to go to college, do
:. If you take engineering you can
me back without your continu-
: of service being broken."
But Ted was't technically mind
1 1. When a roll broke he would
find, a comfortable spot and lie
idown; or write letters;, while the
thing . for. a . foreman to do if be
jwanted to' impress was to fuss
around the ; mill-wrights ' or 1 roll
jhands who were' making repairs:
jOn a hot day when men; were
Iscarce and ,it 'became a problem
for the wits to keep.the wneels
running,' Ted loved , the excite-
ment; and he did a swell Job; but
ordinarily, he griped' about r the
long hours and .night shifts every.
pened, he couldn't imagine her as
the wife of a rolling mill man.
Barb was-fragile;, pastel not
the type for packing dinner buck
ets or washing the crystalline
sweat out fo heavy flanner shirts.
She hadn't'been brought up to it
and she couldn't conie down to.lt."
Her father ad practiced law un
til a fortunate purchase' of coI
land had made him wealthy. The
money was a. subtle barrier and
chollenge, tot Ted. He had no as
surance that Barb would ever feel
for him as he did for her; but
there wa plenty of time; and if
,She did, he would bring her some
thing imore than a steel mill Job.
Tom Stone had helped. Stone
had been kicked out of two prep
schools but had finally managed
to get enough credits to enter New
Dominion. He was something of a
football player and wanted to play
for the famous Barney Mack and
his Blue Comets. Stone was so
high - handedly arrogan t . about
things that" it was generally as
sumed around the gang that he
would immediately become a regu
lar and eventually an All-American.
The girls were terrifically im
pressed and Barb was silly as any.
So, in the midst of a Tom Stone
rally, Ted had calmly announced
that he, astf, was going to New
Dominion, and might play foot
ball. He had had his big moment, of
course. Ted bad gone into the
mill after leaving high school and
was, jgenerally thought to hae a
good job. and a pleasant future
theft.' He' had been a fair nfgh
school football player, but too
light; his years In the mill, how
ever, bad given him sufficient
! Having made his announcement
Ted was suddenly abashed; but
Barb's jeering. Stone's insolence
and the general assumption that
he couldn't make the grade anger
ed him, gave him the urge to in
augurate the necessary prelimin
aries there was nothing left, af
ter that, but to go through with It.
; They thought him brazen; pri
vately, he was inclined to agree;
but, when he was definitely ac
cepted by the registrar, Ted was
glad things had happened. There
were things he wanted to know;
places be wanted to go; as a col
lege man be seemed lifted to a
sphere previously forbidden; the
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fact , that ; a little. "rashness had
opened the door, surprised and il
luminated, his mind. Ted , Wynne
feltrthat he belonged on the upper
floor of life, i ' ' I, -V-So
he Tiad 'gone off 'to college
witfit hlst head, swimming. Things
Jo do; .people to show;" the world
beckoning him. on" yet. .'warning,
him' that he was fighting his own
battle and must not whln& it W
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Ted was contented. He .had $700
of his own money in iis "pocket;,
with vacation' Jobs and- Vftrk at
school It would have to last him'
for four year. Fair-enough; all he
asked was hi? health. - J 1
l) Is. mother had 'cried. .So hid
Ted.- He had sat on his trunk in
the, back of a truck, and watched
her wiping her eyes with an apron
corner, and waving goodbye like a
little girl until the truck turned
a corner., ' .
His football pretensions had not
been serious they had been based
mostly on -' bis dislike . of - Stone.
Knowing , that. Tom would come
back during.vacatidns to be fawn
ed over, Ted went out for fresh
man football hoping to make a
crecutabi snowing and was sur
prised 'to; discover-that he could
cope with - the others on - equal
terms.: Ted had always been a good
kicker, and his extra weight, all
of it solid stuff.made It possible
for bim.to stand the gaff.
. Twice. I while the f rosh were
scrimmaging the varsity, he nailed
Jim Davis back of the line.
"Who is that freshman playing
In the varsity backfield?" Barney
Mack asked sarcastically. On the
next play, the varsity men gave
Ted a beating as he came in; when
he went down under the play, he
got a knee in the ribs and a fist
in his face.
The varsity men said nothing;
for more; was surprised to find
neither did Ted; but he came back
that he liked it. , .
'Atta baby, freshman." Barney
Mack had said. Ted flushed under
his headgear. Two weeks out of
the mill iand Barney Mack" had
praised him. This football was
tough stuff but it was big stuff;
he might make the grade and win
a letter, anyhow.
But after another. week Ted bad
to give up football.
"Finally shook you off. did 1?"
"Unless you want to pay my
billsf Ted replied. "But I'll be
Then Barney Mack sent for him.
"Why did you quit, Wynne?
You were doing pretty good out
"I'm out here on my own, Mr.
Mack; and the only job I could
find was working in a grocery
from 3 to 6 in the afternoon."
"So you had to give up foot
ball. Well, your studies are the
important thing; and you have to
live." Barney toyed with his omni
present cigar. "You looked pretty
good out there, Wynne; suppose
we give you a job out here that
would help take care of your ex
penses?"' "Great," Ted answered, "what
would I have- to do?"
"Oh. this and that we can find
a job after you come out. You give
up your room downtown, and go
see the registrar and he'll get a
room for you on the campus."
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Stone was so high-htndedly arrogant about things that it was generally
assumed he would immediately become a regular.
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Barney looked at his watch; the
interview was over; Ted hesitated.
His heart was leaping but bis mind
"About what would I have to
do, Mr. Mack?"
Barney was annoyed.
"You've got to work, you know.
We're not giving educations away
Just for football services."
"That's Just it, Mr. Mack "
"Say, young fellow," Barney in
terrupted, "you're getting the
break of a lifetime. Take it or
leave it;. and make up your mind
Ted saw opportunity slipping;
they said that If Barney ever got
down on a fellow he was washed
up. It was time for plain talk.
"I appreciate what you've of
fered me, Mr. Mack; and I'm will
ing to work; Jmt I want to make
sure I have a job at regular stu
Barney's eyes opened wide. He
twisted bis cigar like a pinwheel.
"So that's it."
"Yes, sir; I gave up a lot when
I quit work and came to college;
I think a boy who helps a school
make money from football is en
titled to a free education; but the
law of the xolleges says it's boot
"Play things safe, don't you,
"I play the percentage. Mr.
"How i did you happen to come
here?" Barney asked.
Ted told his story. Barney punc
tuated it with quick questions. In
the manner of a physician listen
ing to a patient's symptoms.
"You quit a good job to come
to college and work in a grocery
store, eh? Play safe on little
things and take chances on big
ones? Give up football to work in
a store? Play the percentage.
Handled' men, have you? How
old. are you?"
"How much do you weigh?"
"All right, Wynne. You move
out here and I'll see that you get
five hundred dollars off at regular
student rates. Tomorrow you go
out for football again; but you
switch to quarterback."
here. Bo cocky. The quarterback
is a leader here, Wynne. I don't
give a damn whether, they like you
or not make them' respect you;
be smarter in class; on the field;
think ahead of the mob.. You can
do It, Wynne,youve got the right
stuff . ... "V , '
"Thank you," . ; .:.
"And Wynne most boys would
say. you were a. fool saying what
you did.' Keep on being that kind
of a fool, Wynne. You're right
about football; ther are things' I
don't approve of either; but it's
too big now, and in the meantime
well Just go along with things as
we "find" them." :' ;.
Barney smiled; hla face opened
up-until It become as round and
jovial - as that of the man - In "the
moon; that was the smile the boys
said mane you forget every un
pleasant thing he. had ever said te
you.' ; ; - -.; iv -
Ted walked downthe Ptn .with
his head somewhere near the gold
en dome that topped the adminis
Barney Mack had picked him
out; and they said that when Bar
ney started to work on a fellow be
was as good as made. Barney sel
dom made mistakes in picking his
What a world.
H ia mother and Barney Mack
believed in him.
The next afternoon Ted went in
to call signals for Stone's back
"Still following me around,"
"Ordering you around," Ted
Life was opening up beautiful
ly; if Barb would show some sign
of Interest it would be perfect..
. But Barb hadn't come to the
station to see him off; she had
written one scraggly note, fear
fully composed. - .
He loved even her imperfec
Ted liked living on the campus;
rushing with the mob to the din
ing hall three times each day;
wearing sweaters, corduroys and
heavy shoes; chucking a book un
der an arm and hurryinr off to
class in a building two hundred
yards away; dropping in on other
boys in their rooms boys from
California to Boston; and the
thing he liked about it most was
that you couldn't look at a boy
and tell who he was or what he
had; democracy was a fact at New
Dominion; regular fellows who
lived in the expensive nails were
At New Dominion a fellow got
by on what he could do; not who
he was. At home in Bellport Ted
was a level below Stone socially
he always had the feeling that he
was crashing an upper flight at
Barb's parties. At Now Dominion
Ted wai Stone's equal. He liked
that; liked everything about his
new life but the loneliness which
grew more poignant each day; at
night, when the excitement Of the
football season had ended and
Christmas vacation was drawing
near, he got to dreaming about
home; and waking to the rude
shock of the morning bell.
Sometimes it seemed that Bell
port, his mother, the mill, Barb,
were all part of a dream.
Before coming to college Ted
had wondered if, after two years
of work, he could pick up and
keep pace with the others who
went on from high school; he
seemed to be doing it in class
particularly in philosophy . which
filled that void in his mind; gare
him the answer, or provided toe
means to an answer, of what it
was all about. He studied psychol
ogy and logic with a dictionary at
hand; applied his experience in
the mill to economics; battled
with the irregular verbs of Span
ish, and relaxed on English and
When quarterly exams came he
reviewed doggedly; punished his
eyes; walked around the lake with
note-book, quizzing himself.
When they came he was ready;
dressed in his beet clothes, like a
bridegroom; calmly he wrote his
Stone had prepared elaborate
ponies; others had their favorite
examination stunts; a flowing
flannel shirt which could carry
note-books easily; information
neatly typed on toilet paper which
could be wound about a forefin
ger; dates pasted on the inside of
a watch hasty glances at the pa
per of the chap in the next chair;
whispered queries from the twist
ed sides of ventriloquistic mouths.
Furtive looks. Bootlegging
When the marks were posted a
few days later the name of Ted
Wynne was near the top in every
thing but Spanish and at the top
in philosophy. He felt respect af
ter that. Barney met him on the
"That's the- way to knock them
over," he said, "don't give a damn
whether they like you make
them respect you."
Ted sent his marks home to his
And a startling deduction blazed
across his mind: College was very
much an accident ot birth; many
of the sons of millionaires should
bo driving Ice wagons; many boys
he knew in the mill and shops and
mines at home were of far better
material tor leadership. .. ;
'. Ted realized he had always
looked up to the ruling, class as
such; had ascribed to them qual
ity per se; being among them,
competing with them, bad chang
ed bis slant. .
: It was always the individual
rathr than the class.
Home. ' ' ' .
Ted did a dance In the empty
B.&O. station, chilly and forbid
ding as .a tomb at 5 in the. morn
ing; lugged his bag down the long
flight of. rickety, wooden stairs.
, Whom would be see first?. .
. The dark shadows of the caver
nous street .caressed him; the
slimy fog -was perfume.
His town? 'Just a burg to oth
ers; but home to him. The face
of the town bum thrilled him.
' "Have a cup- ot coffee, Pume-
The waiter at. the all-night res
taurant was mopping the floor; be
was a new. waiter George had
probably been caught tapping the
till at last. Pumely added ham and
eggs to the coffee while Ted chat
ted about people and the town.
Men hurried in- with dinner bas
kets on. their arms, hands buried
in pockets, caps pulled over ears;
bought stogies, cigarettes or chew
ing tobacco for the long day's pull
and went back to the street, heads
hunched in coat collars.
Going to the mill Uke condemn
ed figures in the -gloom; but he
knew they considered themselves
important entities each a lord to
his family, a peer of his fellows.
It was better that way; somebody
had to do the mule work and con
ceit was an armor against what
might be painful thought. A life
only took so long, after all; and
contentment was the big thing.
Big Red, night sergeant at the
police station, was hungry for in
formation inside stuff about
Barney Mack and New Dominion.
Big Red bad been a football play
er himself. Ted talked awhile
about Barney and then Big -Red
dropped him at home in the police
patrol distinguished citizens re
ceived such attention in Bellport,
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